ITC Staff Sides With Motorola On IPhone, IPad Import Ban

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission's investigative staff on Monday backed Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.'s bid for a ban on imports of Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad, saying that exclusion orders should be available for standard-essential patents.

According to the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, the ITC staffers who act as an independent third party in investigations, the fact that owners of standard-essential patents commit to license them on terms that are fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND, does not mean that they should not be able...
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